Thursday, September 1, 2011

Twitter: The Almost-Forgotten Social Network

In between all the buzz about Facebook going IPO next year, LinkedIn gone public this year, and Google launching a new Social Network called Google+, we've nearly forgotten about our little friend Twitter.


Slowly but surely, over the past few years I have been following people here and there via @rocklandweb, primarily for entertainment purposes such as @DeathStarPR, @DanielTosh, and other funny users. But I also follow up on how Rockland Web Design's clients are growing and building their respective businesses. Primarily I do this using my laptop, but every once in a while I'll follow someone via mobile updates. Today I followed HP's Social Media exec brynaatp to see if I could get a hold of one of those tasty $99 HP Touchpads. So if Bryna posts at 3 am that they are getting a shipment in at 4 am that morning, I'm right on it!

For those of you that don't tweet via your mobile device but might have an interest, below are some really really easy ways to do so. Mind you, you do not have to follow everyone via your mobile, only specific people! This makes things a little more manageable.

You can find more information on using devices with Twitter here.

Twitter commands

Do more than Tweet! Send these commands to Twitter:

FOLLOW username
Start following a user
UNFOLLOW username
Stop following a user
Turn all Tweet notifications on or off
ON/OFF username
Set Tweet notifications for a user on or off (you'll still be following them even if you set it to off)
GET username
Shows you the latest tweet from any user
RT username
Retweet a user's latest tweet
FAV username
Favorite a user's latest tweet
D username your-message
Send a direct message to a user

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